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social class

noun, Sociology.
a broad group in society having common economic, cultural, or political status. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Confucius was fully conscious of his membership of a social class whose existence was tied to that of the feudal lords.

  • This struggle is the mental companion of the social class struggle.

  • People feel affiliated to a profession, a social class, a region, or a religion more than they do to their state.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
  • Let us consider them for a moment as a social class, as a class of workers, for as a fact they are laboring to produce men.

  • Horatio Bakkus, with his sacerdotal air and well-bred speech and manner, evidently belonged to our own social class.

    The Mountebank William J. Locke
  • Although they were welcomed for the entertainment they furnished, yet as a social class they were certainly in slight repute.

    Women of England, Volume 9 (of 10) Burleigh James Bartlett
  • The only future open to him seemed to be that of any young Virginian of his social class.

    Thomas Jefferson Gilbert Chinard
  • Her main personal experience was in the social class which is primitively venatorial still, canine under its polish.

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